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Bay Area man indicted in alleged attack on Southwest passenger who reclined her seat

A man accused of choking and punching a woman on a<p>Southwest Airlinesflight from Los Angeles to San Francisco because she reclined her seat has been indicted for the alleged attack, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.<p>Lawrence Wells, 54, is charged with assault causing serious bodily injury …

30 Ways to Use Your Smartphone When You Travel

One of the best gadgets for travelers may already be in your pocket. From first researching a trip to remembering where you went once you get back, here are 30 ways to put your smartphone to use when you travel.<p><b>1. As a travel agent:</b> If you know your destination but not your dates, use the Fly.com …

8 Free Open Source Tools For Server & Network Admins

For any web master, it is very important that he constantly keep a check on the health and uptime of his web server or web host. This is crucially …

Volkswagen Last Mile Surfer Electric Scooter Announced

Volkswagen has unveiled their latest electric vehicle, the Volkswagen last Mile Surfer, which is an electric scooter that can be folded away.<p>The Last …

Fascinating Fifth-Century Find Could Reveal Never Before Known Details About Ancient People Group Known For Its End of the World Prediction

Archaeologists have discovered centuries-old stone tablets dating back to the ancient Mayans and it could shed more light on a period of history researchers have struggled to understand, at least until now.<p>Image source: Tulane University<p>The tablets were found inside of a shrine at the site of El …

The Soviet Military's Eerily Detailed Guide to San Diego

During the Cold War, the Soviet military mapped the entire world in one of the most ambitious mapping projects ever undertaken (see this feature …

Inside the Secret World of Russia’s Cold War Mapmakers | WIRED

A military helicopter was on the ground when Russell Guy arrived at the helipad near Tallinn, Estonia, with a briefcase filled with $250,000 in cash. …

Google's self-driving cars crash 'surprisingly often,' but it's not their fault

Google's self-driving cars have got into quite a few accidents, but they've been caused by human-driven cars crashing into them, not the other way …

These 4 Gadgets Will Make Your Home Environmentally Friendly

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Europe's Top 6 underrated cities

There's a reason why seasoned travellers seek out the little-known, the not-quite-as-famous or the hard-to-reach destination: They offer visitors an experience they won't find anywhere else. Alexander Besant shares his favourite underrated European cities.<p><b>ERMOUPOLI, GREECE</b><p>The administrative capital …

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, we are closer than ever to catastrophe

Guardian sustainable business,Oil,Oil and gas companies,Commodities,BP,Business,Oil,Oil spills,BP oil spill,Environment,Energy,Fossil fuels,Pollution,World news<p>Important changes have been made since 2010, but the oil and gas industry has not learned from the historic oil spill in the Gulf of …

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Autism Group Urges Parents To Vaccinate Children: 'Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism'

<i>Updated on February 9, 2015; 3:18 p.m. EST.</i><p>A leading autism advocacy group is advising parents to vaccinate their children, as a movement by caretakers who oppose the common practice continues to stir up controversy nationwide.<p>In a statement posted to Autism Speaks' website, the nonprofit's chief …

Deep-fried graphene may be the key to long-lasting batteries

The deep frying process isn't just useful for livening up your food -- it might also be the ticket to better batteries in your mobile devices. South Korean researchers have created highly conductive, stable electrode materials by spraying graphene oxide droplets into a very hot blend of acid and …

Earth's Most Remote Locations Revealed In 'Lonely Planet' Cartogram

One of our 15 favorite recent data visualizations<p>Cartograms—maps distorted so that instead of land area, they portray another quantity such as population or electoral-college votes—have existed since the early 1900s. Benjamin Hennig has refined the technique, and he made this cartogram to show the …

Loneliness

Apple And IBM Seize The Mobile Moment To Energize Enterprise Software

Quick, what was the biggest tech story of 2014? According to mobile analyst Horace Dediu, it was the deal between Apple and IBM to collaborate on the next generation of enterprise apps. In his post Friday, Biggest News of 2014, Dediu writes, “this new union is profoundly important. It indicates and …

Got a personal drone for Christmas? Use with caution

Families who unwrapped a personal drone on Christmas Day will have to be careful not to enter a minefield of regulations if they try and put their new purchase into use on Boxing Day.<p>Drones, sometimes referred to as unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or unmanned aircraft, can infringe neighbours’ …

Part 1 : A lost Roman legion....in China?

Before the age of the Emperors, when the Republic of Rome was beginning to show the cracks of exploitation and exceedingly unable to feed from it’s …

When it comes to DNA, crocodiles and birds flock together

If you really want to know about birds, you have to consider the crocodile.<p>That point was driven home this week with the release of the genomes of 45 bird species, which reassigned some perches on the avian evolutionary tree and included some seemingly odd bedfellows.<p>Down near the roots of that …

Midway Airport Security Line Reportedly Over 1 Mile Long

Holiday travelers faced a literal nightmare on Sunday morning when the line for security checks at Midway Airport in Chicago was reportedly over a mile long.<p>KOMO reporter Denise Whitaker said that the line was 1.2 miles long. An airport spokespersonsaid that she wasn't surprised by the crowds.<p>“This …

L.A. Unified adopts free history curriculum from Stanford University

Venice High sophomore Vanessa Pepperdine had always hated history class: the dry lectures, the boring textbooks, the forgettable factoids about famous dead people.<p>"You just read out of the textbook, and it wasn't interesting," Vanessa said.<p>But during a recent period of World History, Vanessa and …

Apple releases web tool to deregister phone numbers from iMessage

Apple has quietly released a new tool to make switching between iOS and other smartphones a bit easier. The new web tool lets you instantly deregister your phone number from Apple's iMessage system. The site, first spotted by a poster on Reddit, should solve the problem of disappearing text …

Pope Francis: Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Real

Big Bang theory and evolution in nature "do not contradict" the idea of creation, Pope Francis has told an audience at the Vatican, saying God was not “a magician with a magic wand.” The Pope’s remarks on Monday to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences appeared to be a theological break from his …

Ten of the best food and drink secrets in Europe

With its momentous history, cutting-edge culture, and breathtaking landscapes, Europe comprises an extraordinary wealth of sights, sounds, peoples and parties. But it’s the endlessly varied cuisine that makes us reach for our passports again and again. Whether you’ve been to Europe once or 100 …

Clean-shaven Jesus found on 4th-century glass plate

The discovery of a glass plate depicting Christ that dates to the fourth century AD may lead to a new understanding of the history of Christianity in Spain.<p>“We were afraid to say what we believed at first, because it forces us to rethink the history of Christian Spain,” said Marcelo Castro, an …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

Second plane diverts after passenger dispute over reclining seat

An outburst over a reclined seat led an American Airlines flight to divert to Boston, at least the second such incident in the US this week, authorities said.<p>A passenger, Edmund Alexandre, became upset after a woman reclined the seat in front of him on the Miami-to-Paris flight on Wednesday night, …

Warhol works recovered from old Amiga disks

<b>A dozen previously unknown works created by Andy Warhol have been recovered from 30-year-old Amiga disks.</b><p>The art experiments were produced in 1985 by Warhol under commission from Commodore - creator of the Amiga computer.<p>Commodore paid the artist to produce a series of works to aid the launch of …

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6 International Beer Fests You Should Hit This Year

Credit: Wikimedia Commons<p>You've soaked in suds, slept in a beer barrel, and sought out the cheapest brews on the planet. Not to mention, seriously contemplated drinking space beer -- in outer space! So what can you possibly do for this year's big beercation? How about hitting one (or more) of these …